Preliminary Report: MU-2 sheds gear in runway excursion

Aviation International News » May 2010
May 10, 2010, 9:54 AM

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, Amarillo, Texas, Feb. 4, 2010–The Part 135 flight was landing in night visual conditions at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, when the pilot was informed that the runway was covered in snow and ice. After touchdown, the turboprop twin made an abrupt left turn, which the pilot attempted to counter. The airplane then departed the runway and shed its right main landing gear before coming to a stop. The aircraft suffered substantial damage to its fuselage and right forward wing spar. No one on board was injured. An airfield representative told the FAA the runway’s braking condition was estimated as “nil” at the time of the accident.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.